Macon Speedway Results – 9/17/22

Parga Wins KerbyStrong at Macon Speedway


(Macon, IL) Jose Parga of New Berlin started sixth and moved through the crowd of cars in front of him to get a chance at the lead not once but twice to score a 50-lap feature win in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class at Macon Speedway. With a solid field of 19 cars, the second-highest total of the season behind Memorial Day’s 21 cars for the division, Parga moved around leader Braden Johnson on lap 22 and then again on lap 29 to secure his first 50-lap feature win. Johnson smashed the cushion and the concrete in the second turn on lap 30 when he was trying to regain the lead with an aggressive move through the corners which ended up costing him the chance to regain the lead. Chase Osterhoff, Colby Sheppard and Timmy Dick challenged behind Parga but cautions and wrecks pushed those drivers back in the group. The second place finisher would be Devin McLean, who started 13th.

It was a long 50-lapper with nine caution flags which resulted in the action completing in 42 minutes. There were only two drivers who led laps in the race, Johnson and the winner Parga. The race netted the feature winner $1,010–double 10s, which was Kerby Damery’s racecar number. Damery was a two-time track champion at Macon Speedway, winning Sportsman champions in 1990 and the Late Model title in 2004. The evening was dedicated to him as well as the importance of cancer check-ups and examinations.

The second feature as part of the KerbyStrong, the Modifieds was also the final race in the inaugural Midwest Big Ten Series. Rodney Standerfer put the finishing touches on the 10-race circuit with a dominate performance in the 20-lapper that secured him the championship in that series as well as the likely track championship at Macon Speedway, as well. Standerfer was teary-eyed in victory lane as he was proud to win and claim titles during the KerbyStrong event.

The third feature as part of the KerbyStrong was the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman that saw Dennis Vandermeersch fly past 11 other drivers to win the 15-lap race and take a hold to the checkered flag for the sixth time in 2022. Wes O’Dell would finish second. He was knocked to the back of the field on lap three when he went to the inside of the cone on the restart. The Springfield driver would race back solidly to challenge for the lead but ran out of time as Vandermeersch crossed the line first.

In the Pro Modified division, Guy Taylor was in search of his tenth consecutive feature. Starting fifth place in the third row, Taylor moved his way up to second in the closing laps and chased down the leader Kevin Crowder. Crowder won in the heat race to get the front row starting spot and stayed ahead with a lot of pressure coming from Guy and his nephew Zach Taylor. The veteran driver Crowder did all he could do to slay the beast that is Guy Taylor and did just that to put a stop to the winning streak. The last time somebody other than Guy Taylor got the victory lane speech in the Pro Modified class was July 2nd, Billy Knebel.

The 51 Bistro Street Stocks featured a unique starting field. All 16 scheduled drivers in the group had not yet claimed a feature win in 2022. With clinching champion Terry Reed not racing Saturday, the field was open to all such as Jim Ransom from Williamsport, Indiana, or former division champions Brian Dasenbrock or Gene Reed. But in the end, the race was won by Rudy Zaragoza from Jacksonville. The driver, who is hearing impaired, has tasted victory lane in the past but just not in 2022. His car has been to the winner’s circle but with the driving of Jeremy Nichols. Nichols was in the stands cheering on and directing Zaragoza what his driving pattern should be. After following it to the T, Zargoza scored the win.

Tristin Quinlan took another step closer to winning the 4-cylinder Hornet championship with another feature win.

The first championship was claimed on Saturday night as the Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis saw John Barnard win for the second time in his career. He finished the feature in third place but seasonal points ahead of Aarik Andruskevitch, who won his fourth feature of the 2022 season. The Micro Sprints ran a lot of races at the track in 2022 and brought a great field of cars every week that were on the schedule.

The final six divisions will finish their seasons next Saturday as the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Weddle Performance Engine Sportsman, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, Pro Modifieds and Hornets will wrap up their points championships and close out the 77th season of stock car racing at Macon Speedway. Plus, an added attraction will be the special mechanics race where the wrench turners get their shot to get behind the wheel of the cars they’ve cared for all season.

19 entries


A Feature 1 (50 Laps): 1. 6P-Jose Parga[6]; 2. 33-Devin McLean[13]; 3. 59-Aaron Heck[12]; 4. 32M-Cody Maguire[16]; 5. 10-Blake Damery[15]; 6. 14J-Braden Johnson[1]; 7. 11-Ryan Miller[3]; 8. 27-Colby Sheppard[7]; 9. 19-Chase Osterhoff[2]; 10. 10C-Colby Eller[18]; 11. 17-Ian Logan[14]; 12. 18CC-Cameron Reynolds[11]; 13. 11E-Randy Eller[19]; 14. (DNF) T22-Curtis Eller[10]; 15. (DNF) 122-Timmy Dick[4]; 16. (DNF) 5B-Brandon Sweitzer[5]; 17. (DNF) M4-Matthew Yaden[17]; 18. (DNF) 9B-Brandon Miller[8]; 19. (DNF) 64-Donny Koehler[9]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14J-Braden Johnson[2]; 2. 122-Timmy Dick[1]; 3. 27-Colby Sheppard[3]; 4. T22-Curtis Eller[4]; 5. 33-Devin McLean[6]; 6. 32M-Cody Maguire[5]; 7. 11E-Randy Eller[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Chase Osterhoff[2]; 2. 5B-Brandon Sweitzer[4]; 3. 9B-Brandon Miller[1]; 4. 18CC-Cameron Reynolds[3]; 5. 17-Ian Logan[5]; 6. M4-Matthew Yaden[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Ryan Miller[2]; 2. 6P-Jose Parga[3]; 3. 64-Donny Koehler[1]; 4. 59-Aaron Heck[5]; 5. 10-Blake Damery[4]; 6. 10C-Colby Eller[6]

Qualifying 1: 1. 122-Timmy Dick, 00:11.506[4]; 2. 14J-Braden Johnson, 00:11.703[1]; 3. 27-Colby Sheppard, 00:11.739[3]; 4. T22-Curtis Eller, 00:12.005[7]; 5. 32M-Cody Maguire, 00:12.128[6]; 6. 33-Devin McLean, 00:12.554[2]; 7. 11E-Randy Eller, 00:13.358[5]

Qualifying 2: 1. 9B-Brandon Miller, 00:12.087[5]; 2. 19-Chase Osterhoff, 00:12.251[2]; 3. 18CC-Cameron Reynolds, 00:12.308[3]; 4. 5B-Brandon Sweitzer, 00:12.589[4]; 5. 17-Ian Logan, 00:12.893[1]; 6. M4-Matthew Yaden, 00:12.946[6]

Qualifying 3: 1. 64-Donny Koehler, 00:11.654[3]; 2. 11-Ryan Miller, 00:11.657[2]; 3. 6P-Jose Parga, 00:11.877[6]; 4. 10-Blake Damery, 00:12.155[5]; 5. 59-Aaron Heck, 00:12.162[4]; 6. 10C-Colby Eller, 00:12.376[1]

14 entries


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 28-Rodney Standerfer[1]; 2. 99-Tim Luttrell[2]; 3. 72A-Austin Lynn[3]; 4. 87C-Alan Crowder[4]; 5. 4T-Guy Taylor[8]; 6. 35-Clark Robertson[5]; 7. 8Z-Zach Taylor[9]; 8. 24M-Matt Milner[6]; 9. 78-Maxx Emerson[10]; 10. 7B-Brian Burns[13]; 11. 13-Jason Scrimpsher[11]; 12. (DNF) 33-Josh Robb[7]; 13. (DNF) 55-Tim Riech[12]; 14. (DNS) 84L-Brian Offer

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Rodney Standerfer[2]; 2. 72A-Austin Lynn[4]; 3. 35-Clark Robertson[7]; 4. 33-Josh Robb[1]; 5. 8Z-Zach Taylor[5]; 6. (DNF) 13-Jason Scrimpsher[3]; 7. (DNS) 7B-Brian Burns

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Tim Luttrell[2]; 2. 87C-Alan Crowder[1]; 3. 24M-Matt Milner[3]; 4. 4T-Guy Taylor[4]; 5. 78-Maxx Emerson[5]; 6. 84L-Brian Offer[7]; 7. 55-Tim Riech[6]

Qualifying 1: 1. 33-Josh Robb, 00:12.549[5]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer, 00:12.640[7]; 3. 13-Jason Scrimpsher, 00:12.698[1]; 4. 72A-Austin Lynn, 00:13.270[4]; 5. 8Z-Zach Taylor, 00:13.522[3]; 6. 7B-Brian Burns, 00:13.771[6]; 7. 35-Clark Robertson, 00:14.563[2]

Qualifying 2: 1. 87C-Alan Crowder, 00:12.650[2]; 2. 99-Tim Luttrell, 00:13.064[4]; 3. 24M-Matt Milner, 00:13.135[3]; 4. 4T-Guy Taylor, 00:13.444[6]; 5. 78-Maxx Emerson, 00:13.569[5]; 6. 84L-Brian Offer, 00:13.858[7]; 7. (DNS) 55-Tim Riech, 00:13.858

13 entries


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 15C-Kevin Crowder[2]; 2. 4T-Guy Taylor[5]; 3. 8Z-Zach Taylor[9]; 4. 12-Dean Holt[1]; 5. 7B-Brian Burns[3]; 6. 78-Maxx Emerson[10]; 7. 27X-Jonathan Hall[7]; 8. 24M-Matt Milner[4]; 9. J13-Justin Coffey[8]; 10. 11-Amanda Adams[11]; 11. (DNF) Z24-Taryn Page[6]; 12. (DNF) 53-Larry Hartnell[13]; 13. (DNF) 6-Billy Adams[12]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Dean Holt[5]; 2. 7B-Brian Burns[6]; 3. Z24-Taryn Page[1]; 4. J13-Justin Coffey[3]; 5. 53-Larry Hartnell[7]; 6. 11-Amanda Adams[2]; 7. 6-Billy Adams[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15C-Kevin Crowder[3]; 2. 24M-Matt Milner[2]; 3. 4T-Guy Taylor[4]; 4. 27X-Jonathan Hall[5]; 5. 8Z-Zach Taylor[6]; 6. 78-Maxx Emerson[1]

12 entries


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[1]; 2. 87-Wes O’Dell[5]; 3. 11-Rick Roedel[3]; 4. 84L-Jim Farley III[7]; 5. 07-Phil Moreland[10]; 6. 11M-Roy Magee[4]; 7. 5S-Ronald Bacon[9]; 8. (DNF) 41-Scott Landers[11]; 9. (DNF) 14-Cole Landers[8]; 10. (DNF) 21-Ed Cleeton[2]; 11. (DNF) 04-Steve Stine[12]; 12. (DNF) 44-John Lewis[6]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[1]; 2. 11M-Roy Magee[2]; 3. 87-Wes O’Dell[4]; 4. 84L-Jim Farley III[5]; 5. 07-Phil Moreland[3]; 6. 04-Steve Stine[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Ed Cleeton[1]; 2. 11-Rick Roedel[3]; 3. 44-John Lewis[2]; 4. 14-Cole Landers[4]; 5. 5S-Ronald Bacon[6]; 6. 41-Scott Landers[5]

16 entries


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[2]; 2. R1-Jim Ransom[1]; 3. 78B-Brad Peters[5]; 4. 21-Jaret Duff[8]; 5. 08-Brian R Dasenbrock[6]; 6. 4-Zach Clark[7]; 7. 21E-Eric Boomer[4]; 8. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[3]; 9. 46-Randy Huffman[11]; 10. 21R-Dustin Reed[9]; 11. 35-Tom Davidson[12]; 12. 187-Korey Bailey[15]; 13. (DNF) 39-Aiden Ballinger[13]; 14. (DNF) T5-Gene Reed[10]; 15. (DNF) 69-Josh Peeler[16]; 16. (DNS) 23Z-Shawn Ziemer

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[1]; 2. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[4]; 3. 21E-Eric Boomer[6]; 4. 21R-Dustin Reed[2]; 5. 46-Randy Huffman[5]; 6. 4-Zach Clark[7]; 7. 39-Aiden Ballinger[3]; 8. 69-Josh Peeler[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. R1-Jim Ransom[3]; 2. 78B-Brad Peters[1]; 3. 08-Brian R Dasenbrock[2]; 4. 21-Jaret Duff[5]; 5. T5-Gene Reed[6]; 6. 35-Tom Davidson[4]; 7. 187-Korey Bailey[8]; 8. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer[7]

10 entries


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[3]; 2. 324-Shelby Beiler[5]; 3. 357-Billy Mason[6]; 4. 41-Jaekob Durbin[10]; 5. 04-Steve Stine[1]; 6. (DNF) 37-Lukas Robison[2]; 7. (DNF) 4-Ken Reed[7]; 8. (DNF) 72-Kadien Armour[8]; 9. (DNF) 20B-Bridget Fulton[4]; 10. (DNF) 11-Collin Reed[9]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 20B-Bridget Fulton[1]; 2. 324-Shelby Beiler[5]; 3. 04-Steve Stine[2]; 4. 72-Kadien Armour[4]; 5. 11-Collin Reed[3]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 357-Billy Mason[4]; 2. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[2]; 3. 37-Lukas Robison[1]; 4. 4-Ken Reed[5]; 5. 41-Jaekob Durbin[3]

16 entries


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 21-Aarik Andruskevitch[1]; 2. 40-Devin Feger[2]; 3. 8B-John Barnard[3]; 4. 55S-Daryn Stark[6]; 5. 55H-Hayden Harvey[4]; 6. 92-John Plotner[8]; 7. 17-Molly Day[7]; 8. 1X-Jacob Tipton[5]; 9. 16W-Hunter Walker[11]; 10. 00-Joe Taft[13]; 11. 37Z-Jake Zimmerman[15]; 12. 9C-Coleman Gilpin[9]; 13. 14-mike Dibart[10]; 14. 44S-Jacob Stewart[12]; 15. N1A-Shania Alexander[14]; 16. 41-Josiah Wellwood[16]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Aarik Andruskevitch[3]; 2. 55H-Hayden Harvey[1]; 3. 1X-Jacob Tipton[2]; 4. 9C-Coleman Gilpin[4]; 5. 92-John Plotner[8]; 6. 44S-Jacob Stewart[7]; 7. 00-Joe Taft[5]; 8. 37Z-Jake Zimmerman[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Devin Feger[1]; 2. 8B-John Barnard[4]; 3. 55S-Daryn Stark[3]; 4. 17-Molly Day[5]; 5. 14-mike Dibart[2]; 6. 16W-Hunter Walker[8]; 7. N1A-Shania Alexander[6]; 8. 41-Josiah Wellwood[7]